Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents CounterCurrent19 - Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born: Sitting on a Man’s Head

Okwui Okpokwasili
Okwui Okpokwasili Photo courtesy of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

The practice of “sitting on a man” was one of the many disruptive durational protest practices used by women in Southeastern Nigeria, it was a traditional exercise of their collective power and it became a vital tool throughout the period of British colonial rule.

In Sitting on a Man’s Head, the space of restoration and restitution is considered. Where the women in Southeastern Nigeria had long-standing kinship and communal bonds, shared languages and shared concerns, Okpokwasili and Born consider making a space for the formation of new bonds of kinship around common questions.

Event Details


4.13.19 | 12:00 pm
4.12.19 | 6:00 pm


Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004


Ticket Info

Admission is free.